Three of us jumped on a little motorcycle this morning, me on the back rack and Kelly's feet hanging out to the sides to ride to the little town of La Flor, where the route up Volcano Concepcion begins. After a bit of mechanical troubles and a little extra walking (not too far thanks to the downhill coasting), we began the ascent to the mirador (lookout) of this majestic volcano mountain. I enjoyed the peace and beauty of a morning in the jungle...graceful butterflies, including the Blue Morpho, the chatter of birds in the banana groves above, the leaf cutter ants busy crossing the trail awkwardly stumbling as they carried organic material larger than themselves and I think I even found some turkey tail mushrooms. We took our time reaching the top to be greeted by beautiful blue skies and sunshine casting shadows from the clouds on the farms below. Beyond, sparking blue water of Lake Nicaragua meeting the Volcanoes across the shore. The wind was very strong and it was so much better than a high powered fan in refreshing my body and cooling my skin. A cow got friendly with me and cleaned off both of my legs with its sandpaper tongue, loving the salt from my sweat and even trying to eat my shoes. I am thankful to have received just what I needed today!
Rachelle Price, ND
I am a naturopathic family physician, a graduate of naturopathic medical school at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. After many years of feeling a call on my heart to pursue further education in health care to better serve in the developing world, I attended naturopathic medical school a few years after earning my Bachelor's of Science in Biology from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
My passion is learning from and serving my community as a physician, friend and educator. I focus on helping my patients discover the root cause of illness and improve their overall mind/body/spiritual health.
I also enjoy being active outdoors, backpacking, soccer, skiing, photography, cooking, gardening and working with medicinal herbs. Living simply, sustainably and creatively are important to me as well as song, laughter, music, friends, deep discussions and growing within a supportive community...and, I love to have fun.
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